We recommend the following website links to assist in your genealogy research.



  • Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce
  • Bowling Green Library: 201 West Locust Street, Bowling Green, MO 63334 (573) 324-5030. This library is housed in the Community Center. The library’s collection includes large-print books and children’s videos. A story Hour is offered in the summer. Open Tues, Wed, Fri 10 am – 5p.m.; Thurs 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sat 9 a.m. – noon. Please Note: All genealogical records have been transferred from the Bowling Green Public Library to the Pike County Genealogical Society Library.
  • Bowling Green Times –106 West Main, Bowling Green, MO – (573) 324-2222
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, Pike County Chapter
  • Linkpendium — A comprehensive directory to genealogical resources on the Web
  • Louisiana Press Journal – 3406 Georgia Street, Louisiana, MO 63353 – (583) 754-5566
  • Louisiana Public Library 121 North 3rd Street, Louisiana, MO 63353 (573) 754-4491
  • Pike County Court House 115 West Main, Bowling Green, MO 63334 – (573) 324-2412. Organized December 14, 1818 (effective February 1, 1819) from St. Charles County and named for Zebulon Montgomery Pike, explorer. Courthouse burned in 1864.
    • Assessor – (573) 324-3261
    • Probate – Probate records and index, 1825-1894; Administrator’s/executor’s letters, bonds and records, 1825-1837; Inventories, appraisements and sale bills, 1855-1888; Settlement records, 1835-1865; Will records, 1883-1923 (573) 324-5582
    • Circuit Clerk – Circuit court records and index, 1819-1886; Commissioner’s office book, 1826-1865; Book of entries, 1819-1831 – (573) 324-3112
    • Collector – (573) 324-3281
    • County Clerk – (573) 324-2412; Fax Line – (573) 324-5154
    • Recorder – Index to deeds, 1820-1889; Deed records, 1819-1916; Quit claim deeds, 1869-1887; Deeds of trust, 1869-1872; Marriage records and index, 1825-1914; Marriages solemnized, 1903-1960 – (573) 324-5567






  • Access to Archival Databases – National Archives and Records Administration
  • Bureau of Land Management – “The Official Federal Land Patent Records Site”
  • DAR Library in Washington, D.C.
  • Ellis Island – More than 22 million passengers and members of ships’ crews entered the United States through Ellis Island and the Port of New York between 1892 and 1924. Information about each person was written down in ships’ passenger lists, known as “manifests.” Manifests were used to examine immigrants upon arrival in the United States. Now you can search these millions of records for information on individual Ellis Island passengers.
  • Genealogy Inc.
  • Immigrant Ancestors Project – The Immigrant Ancestors Project, sponsored by the Center for Family History and Genealogy at Brigham Young University, uses emigration registers to locate information about the birthplaces of immigrants in their native countries, which is not found in the port registers and naturalization documents in the destination countries. Volunteers working with scholars and researchers at Brigham Young University are creating a database of millions of immigrants based on these emigration registers.
  • Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild is a group of volunteers who are endeavoring to make our ancestor’s immigrant records easy and convenient to find. We currently have over 6900 manifests transcribed, all with free access.
  • Library of Congress
  • Linkpendium — A comprehensive directory to genealogical resources on the Web
  • NARA – U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. Contains archives for the general public, genealogists/family historians, veterans and their families, educators and students, researchers, records managers, preservation and archives professionals, information security specialists, federal employees, members of congress and press/journalists.
  • National Genealogical Society 
  • Obituary Links Page – State-by-state directory of obituaries & obituary resources
  • State Libraries – This is a comprehensive list of state library agency websites, including an image map as provided by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
  • TheShipsList website, online since August 1999, will help you find your ancestors on ships’ passenger lists. We also have immigration reports, newspaper records, shipwreck information, ship pictures, ship descriptions, shipping-line fleet lists and more; as well as hundreds of passenger lists to Canada, USA, Australia and even some for South Africa. Be sure to check the “special projects,” listed below. We have over 1300 totally free access web-pages with new databases added regularly.
  • USGenWeb Civil War State Links
  • USGenWeb Search US







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